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Specialist Teaching Assistant 

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Specialist Teaching Assistant EYFS (permanent)


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Darrington Church of England Primary School

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33.5 hours per week

Mon – Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm with flexibility to plan with EYFS Lead for 1 hour per week after school

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The Governors and Headteacher of this happy, caring school are seeking to appoint a Specialist Teaching Assistant to start in post as soon as possible, to work in our mixed class of Nursery and Reception pupils.

Ofsted said in November 2019, that we are a 'good school.’ 

“Darrington is a welcoming school where Christian values are at the heart. Pupils are kind and caring towards each other. The school has a particularly supportive and nurturing ethos.” 

 SIAMs said in April 2023 that the school is ‘Excellent’

“The school’s strong Christian vision is at the heart of all decision making in this caring and welcoming community. Leaders are ambitious in their plans to continually improve as a church school. This results in pupils and adults flourishing.”

 Applications are invited from an enthusiastic and committed person who must have the following qualities:

The successful candidate will:

*Have experience throughout EYFS, particularly in Nursery

*Knowledge of the EYFS framework  

*Have knowledge about the importance of learning through play and how to effectively support and interact with young children through high quality and purposeful play opportunties

*Have experience of supporting the delivery of phonics and developing early  reading skills

*Have high expectations, with the commitment and drive to raise standards

*Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

*Have an ability to lead and support pupils in a large group 

* A caring and reflective practitioner
* A team player who is supportive of the school’s Christian ethos
* Highly motivated and resilient

*Good subject knowledge in Maths and English

We can offer:
* Happy, enthusiastic, well behaved learners
* Friendly, committed and supportive staff team
* A supportive and positive, forward thinking Leadership team

* A commitment to CPD and professional development
* Caring and supportive parents

*A supportive governing body who take an active part in the life of the school


Closing date:    Friday 10th November Midday & Shortlisting

Interview date: Week beginning Monday 13th November 2023


Applicants are warmly welcomed to visit for an informal tour of school. Please call the school office to arrange a visit on 01977 232320. Please contact Mrs S Scargill if you wish to discuss this role or have any questions regarding the role.


The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.

For further information please visit: Alternatively, you can contact the Recruitment Line on 0845 8506506 (typetalk calls welcome)  or email

Completed application forms should be returned to Mrs S Scargill, Darrington CE Primary School, Denby Crest, Darrington. WF8 3SB.  Emailed applications can be sent to: